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Central Market Hall, Budapest

Categories: Farmers Markets, Food & Drink, Shopping
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3.9/5 based on 3,600+ reviews on the web
The largest and oldest indoor market in the city, Central Market Hall, offers a variety of food, candy, spirits, and souvenir stalls. Let your mouth water as you wander the first floor of this Neo-Gothic building past fresh produce, meats, sweets, spices, liquors, and wine. The second floor houses mostly souvenir shops and eateries, and the basement features butcher shops, a fish market, and pickled goods. Built in 1897 and restored in the 1990s, this market was the idea of Budapest's first mayor, Karoly Kamermayer, and is now one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Try local specialties, such as deep-fried lángos. Put Central Market Hall on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Budapest travel itinerary planner.
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  • We stayed in the central market hall for about 2-3 hours. The first floor is all about food and paprika (you should buy paprika there) ,the second floor has a lot (i mean really a lot) of souvenir sho...  read more »
  • This place blew me away. There are three levels to the market but I didn't make it to the basement level unfortunately. The street level is filled with produce vendors offering an incredible array of ...  read more »
  • All souvenirs to buy in the Bazaar, there are cheaper! Just don't eat there! Expensive, not tasty, messy!
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  • Very touristy. Lots of imitation traditional Hungarian souvenirs. The market Hall itself is very pretty. Well worth wandering through, and also a decent place for interesting spices. Don't buy food here - tourist prices. You can find much cheaper and better food if you explore around a little more.
  • Must visit spot in Budapest. The four stars is because it can get very crowded especially in the upper floor where the souvenir and handicraft stores are. There are lots 9of good food options. Huge variety of paprika at reasonable prices. It's cheaper than the stores on castle hill. The building is quite beautiful too.
  • D place is very huge n a perfct place to shop for souvenirs.. But many vegetable stall owners are quite mean.. And r not dt welcoming to foreigners.. But yeah gud place to visit once..
  • Although it is a nice historical building, there are many thiefs around, you may visit this site to get the most hungarian food, Langos - fried in pure fat :)
  • 🌟While you are in Budapest, do as "Budapesters" do: Do not forget to visit the Central Market Hall "Nagyvásárcsarnok"🌟 I visited here on 27.05.2016 and I really enjoyed being and shopping here☺. By visiting this monumental marketing hall, visitors can get the chance of experiencing the traditional shopping practices of "Budapesters" plus find many more traditional food, beverage and souvenir items while keeping in touch with life👍. The lovely "Central Market Hall" is very easily accessible on foot or by public transportation as well👍.
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